Free online course
Writing in plain English to parents and carers.
This course is aimed at teachers, school administrators and others who communicate with parents and carers. It gives a practical introduction to plain English in short chunks that you can do in your own time.
Free face-to-face workshops
We offer the range of workshops detailed below and they can be tailored to suit your organisation or community group.
2023 Public Workshop Schedule - all workshops are free
Thursday 9 November, 3.5 hr Plain English Workshop, Hobart Library 9 am to 12:30 pm. Register for Hobart here
2024 Public Workshop Schedule - all workshops are free
Wednesday 24 January 2024, 3.5 hr Plain English Workshop, Glenorchy 26TEN Community 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Register for Glenorchy here
Wednesday 21 February 2024, 3.5 hr Plain English Workshop, Kingston Library 10 am to 1:30 pm.
Tuesday 5 March 2024, 3.5 hr Plain English Workshop, Glenorchy 26TEN Community 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Register for Glenorchy here
May 2024 (date to be confirmed), 3.5 hr Plain English Workshop, Bridgewater Library 10 am to 1:30 pm.
June 2024 (date to be confirmed), 3.5 hr Plain English Workshop, Hobart Library 10 am to 1:30 pm.
Monday 21 October 2024, 3.5 hr Plain English Workshop, Sorell Library 10:00 am to 1:30 pm.
Tuesday 22 October 2024, 3.5 hr Plain English Workshop, Rosny Library 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.
Tuesday 12 November 2024, 3.5 hr Plain English Workshop, Kingston Library 10 am to 1:30 pm.
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Plain English Workshop – 3.5 hours skills based
Information that isn’t presented clearly creates confusion and can lead to misunderstandings, missed opportunities and mistakes. Learn how to make information easier to understand in this practical plain English workshop. Practise writing and presenting information clearly using your own documents. Participants receive a copy of Communicate Clearly: A Guide to Plain English.
Writing Student Reports in Plain English – 2 hours
A workshop for teachers who write school reports and those who are responsible for proof-reading and approving student reports.
Make sure parents and carers understand the content of your school reports. Learn quick tips about how to structure information and language for use in school reports.
26TEN Adult Literacy Awareness Workshop – 1 hour
Almost one in two Tasmanian adults has difficulty with everyday literacy tasks such as filling in forms, paying bills, following instructions and reading to their children. This workshop explains the impact of low literacy on individuals and on the Tasmanian community. Participants also learn the many causes of low literacy and numeracy in the community and what can be done to help people improve their skills.
The Adult Literacy Awareness Workshop will help you find out more about:
- The extent of the issue in Tasmania
- The impact of low levels of literacy
- What is being done to support adult literacy
- What you and your organisation can do to help.
26TEN Call to action – 15 minute presentation
Too many Tasmanian’s aren’t reaching their full potential. Some of us are held back because our skills in reading, writing, numeracy and oral communication aren’t good enough for the demands of daily life and work in the modern world. This 15 minute session raises awareness and introduces your organisation or community group to the ways you can get involved.
Workshops for adult literacy practitioners
There are great opportunities throughout the year for professional development of literacy practitioners, including volunteer tutors. These workshops are advertised on our Adult Literacy Practitioner webpage or you can contact us for a list of the upcoming sessions.
Email us: email@example.com or phone Monday to Thursday, 6165 5514